»Mutations. A Lecture Series« brings together a dynamic group of researchers, artists, thinkers, curators, and scholars. Curated by the fellows of the interdisciplinary artist residency »Mutations« at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, and in cooperation with the KfW Stiftung, Frankfurt, it is the first of several public platforms which are being developed within the scope of the program.
May 10, 2021 | 19:00 CET | »Racial Regimes of Ownership: Laws of Property and the Colonial Present« by Brenna Bhandar
How do modern concepts of ownership emerge in conjunction with racial subjectivities? How do histories of Indigenous land dispossession and the figure of the possessive individual haunt our present? In this talk, Brenna Bhandar will draw on historical and contemporary examples of colonial land dispossession to elaborate on how both laws of property and race are forged through an articulation with each other. Contemporary neoliberal shifts in the meaning of ownership, particularly in relation to housing, reveal how this formation continues to mutate, showing us the recombinant nature of racial regimes of ownership.
Brenna Bhandar is Associate Professor at Allard Law Faculty, UBC, Vancouver. Prior to this appointment, she was Reader in Law, SOAS, University of London. She is the author of Colonial Lives of Property: Law, Land and Racial Regimes of Ownership (Duke: 2018) and more recently, co-edited (with Rafeef Ziadah) a book of interviews with leading anti-racist feminists, Revolutionary Feminisms: Conversations on Collective Action and Radical Thought (Verso: 2020). She has published widely in the areas of critical legal theory, property studies, and critical race feminism.
00:00:19 Introduction by Elke aus dem Moore and Daniela Leykam
00:12:22 Introduction by Rose Field
00:12:47 Lecture by Brenna Bhandar
»Mutations« is comprised of the following fellows: Sabina Hyoju Ahn: Media and Sound Artist (South Korea) | Angela Anderson: Video Artist and Researcher (USA/Germany) | Grayson Earle: New Media Artist (USA) | Ana María Gómez López: Artist, Writer, and Researcher (The Netherlands/Colombia/USA) | Clara Jo: Video Artist (Germany) | Maxwell Mutanda: Multidisciplinary Researcher, Visual Artist, and Designer (Zimbabwe) | Joana Quiroga: Visual Artist and Philosopher (Brazil).
The lecture series takes place within the KfW Stiftung’s Mondays102 – an event series at the Villa 102, the platform for culture and dialogue of the KfW and its foundation.
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